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Captain Robbie Edward Bishop | Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

Captain

Robbie Edward Bishop

Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 314

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/20/1999

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Captured in Canada

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Captain Bishop was shot and killed while writing a citation during a traffic stop. Captain Bishop was a well known drug interdiction officer in the state of Georgia who had set state records on interstate drug seizures.

At approximately 11:00 am he had stopped a vehicle on I-20, about 20 miles east of the Alabama state line. He was issuing a citation when the suspect shot him in the head. He was found by a passing motorist slumped over the wheel of his patrol car and then flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm.

The suspect was captured near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in early February 1999. On February 1, 2001, he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Captain Bishop had served with several law enforcement agencies for a total of 12 years. During his career he confiscated thousands of pounds of drugs and millions of dollars in drug money. He was enlisted by police departments all over the country to train their officers. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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Officer Bishop, I know your children. You would be proud . They are fine young adults and they have bright futures. God Bless!

Stephen R. Pendleton
My son is friends with your children
April 17, 2014

 

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